Members of the President's Leadership Council pose in front of SUE the T.rex.

The President’s Leadership Council (PLC) was founded in 2007 as an auxiliary board of the Field Museum. PLC members engage personal and professional networks to benefit the Field Museum, and volunteer to ensure our education programs, exhibitions, research, and collections continue to thrive.

Two entry points are available: PLC Core Members make an annual unrestricted financial contribution of at least $1,000 and PLC Guiding Members make an annual unrestricted financial contribution of $2,500 or greater.

Membership is by nomination. Contact Mike Wren, Giving Society Manager, at plc@fieldmuseum.org or 312.665.7137 for more information.

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PLC members leverage their professional skills and networks to:

  • Promote the Museum to emerging philanthropists and corporate leaders
  • Raise the profile of the Museum by promoting and supporting Museum initiatives and events
  • Engage new donors at all levels

PLC Member requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Activate personal and professional networks to recruit new PLC members and Museum supporters
  • Participate in quarterly PLC meetings
  • Join us for  annual fall PLC ‘Breakfast with the President’ event
  • Attend new-member orientation

PLC Member Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • All benefits of Museum membership, according to giving level
  • Opportunity to apply for a position on select Board of Trustees Committees (Guiding members only)
  • Leadership and networking opportunities with civic-minded individuals across multiple sectors of Chicago’s business community
  • Invitations to exclusive openings, lectures, social events and more